International Entertainment Law

International Entertainment Law

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by Donald E. Biederman, Lionel S. Sobel
     
 

Because entertainment is one of America's most vital and important industries, the legal implications of the international aspects of the business are of vital importance. This is the first casebook to deal with international entertainment law, focusing on cross-border transactions and disputes. It tracks the development of most entertainment projects—from

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Because entertainment is one of America's most vital and important industries, the legal implications of the international aspects of the business are of vital importance. This is the first casebook to deal with international entertainment law, focusing on cross-border transactions and disputes. It tracks the development of most entertainment projects—from the initial acquisition of necessary legal rights, to the ultimate exhibition, performance, or sale of entertainment. International Entertainment Law is an essential resource for those who represent, or hope to represent, individual entertainers or entertainment companies in international litigation, dealmaking, or multinational public policy.

Weaving together a wide variety of materials—including cases, statutes, treaties, government reports, articles, and original pieces prepared just for this volume—Sobel and Biederman provide indispensable legal information on a broad range of issues. Topics covered include intellectual property, labor relations, taxation, finance, international trade, domestic content requirements, and censorship. Information is drawn from worldwide sources including the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the European Union, the World Trade Organization, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Professors, students, and practitioners of entertainment law will benefit from the wealth of information on the international aspects of this exciting field of legal study and practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275976163
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2003
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
1,421,824
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1Acquisition of Rights7
1.1Celebrity Names and Likenesses7
1.2Personal Reputations50
1.3Titles and Company Names58
1.4Literary, Dramatic, Musical and Artistic Works66
Ch. 2Employment of Talent139
2.1Immigration139
2.2Talent Guild Jurisdiction186
2.3Taxation of Foreign Performers219
Ch. 3Finance241
3.1Pre-Sale Financing242
3.2Government Incentive Financing272
3.3Co-Production Financing284
Ch. 4Production297
Ch. 5Distribution299
5.1Copyright Barriers to International Distribution300
5.2Trade Law Barriers to International Distribution319
Ch. 6Performance, Exhibition, and Sale335
6.1Domestic Content Requirements335
6.2Government Regulation of Offensive Content361
6.3Performance, Reproduction, Transmission and Sale368
Table of Cases and Other Materials405
Index409

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